CNA Staff, Mar 31, 2020 / 14:00 pm
A Texas order prohibiting most abortions during the novel coronavirus pandemic is temporarily back in effect, after the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put a stay on a federal district court ruling on Tuesday.
After the Western District Court of Texas on Monday allowed elective abortions to continue in the state of Texas during the coronavirus pandemic through a restraining order, a three-judge panel on the Fifth Circuit issued the temporary stay on the district court's ruling on Tuesday.
"UPDATE: Victory at 5th Circuit - Abortion ruling stayed!" tweeted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after the result.
Paxton had previously filed for appellate review at the Fifth Circuit, after the Western District Court of Texas on Monday halted the state's executive order from going into effect that would have restricted most abortions during the new coronavirus pandemic.